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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

small chested for 40 years and ready for a new look - Mishawaka, IN

When i first called the center to set up my consult with the doctor, they told me what website to look at to get ideas of the look i was going for. they had me pick three and bring in with me to my consult. the doctor measured me, and told me what size implants would be the best for the look i chose. we set everything up the day i came for my measurements and i had my surgery the following...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Self Conscious my Entire Life! - South Bend, IN

I worried about this forever and finally had the courage to see about surgery. It was a breeze! Dr. Downs and his staff were so kind and willing to answer all of my questions. Aftercare was a cinch and the results are amazing. Back for one little "tweak" and we are perfect! So glad I did it!!! Amazing experience!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Am a 24 Year Old Female Who is Blessed to Have His Opportunity. Mishawaka, IN

My motivation for this surgery came from not being able to find bras that fit my tiny frame (28 A). All my bras would rid up constantly making it annoying to even wear them. This is why sports bras and me were best friends. The pros of my surgery are the outcome of how my breast look and feel on my body. They healed great and the recovery was so fast. I don't really have any cons becaus

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

The Breast Augmentation That I Always Wanted!! Mishawaka, IN

I always wanted a breast augmentation and finally decided to go through with it! I'm very happy with Dr. Downs and majority of his staff. Kelley, the NP was great as well with follow ups. I went a little larger than I intended but overall, am very happy with the end result. Dr. Downs has a great bedside manner! I was impressed with how fast they got me in for surgery, just two weeks after my...

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty One Month Post Op - Mishawaka, IN

I had rhinoplasty performed because of my nose being very crooked from the front view. I also had a hump in the bridge and a projected tip. One month after the procedure, my tip looks very nice. I still have a slight hump in the bridge of my nose, but this is much improved. The hump feels like bone, but my surgeon reassured me that it is due to swelling. I am currently massaging the bridge as...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

34 Year Old Had Been Waiting to Have Large Fuller Breasts. - Mishawaka, IN

For as long as I can remember I had wanted larger breasts. For years my cup size fluctuated with losing and gaining weight as I was battling cancer. After a bone marrow transplant and 5 years later, it was finally my time! I couldn't have been more happy with the centre PC and their staff from day one to my follow up appointments.

2 out of 5 stars Brow Lift

43 Years Old with Hooding on One Eyelid - Mishawaka, IN

The surgery did not change my appearance at all. When I went back for my follow-up, I was told that I needed eyelid surgery to achieve the effect I wanted. During my consultation, I wondered if eyelid surgery would be better for me, but I was assured that the brow lift would fix it. I was not offered any discount despite my dissatisfaction. I spent over 2 grand for absolutely nothing except a...

21 Year Old, 1 Child, 5'9/113lbs - South Bend, IN

I'm so tired of not feeling like a women anymore! I know beauty doesn't define a person but before my pregnancy and breast feeding, my boobs were, like, one of my most favorite physical aspects about myself. I want my boobs to look how they did before just bigger and better! I'm going for the 'looks like you're wearing a push up bra without even wearing a bra at all looks'. I don't want them...

4 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Lost Weight - Most of my Breasts - Wanted Volume Back - Mishawaka, IN

Very satisfied with the look - a little bigger than what I truly wished for, but fullness was important to me. Loss of sensation/numbness has been big downfall - still hoping for that to return. At this point, I'm not sure it was worth it since I haven't had my follow-up appointment and am still waiting to see about sensation return.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Downs has hospital affiliations at Elkhart General Hospital, Goshen General Hospital, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, and St. Anthony Memorial.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergradaute:
    United States Naval Academy
    BA in Biology, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
    Medical: MD, Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Medical Center
    General Surgery, Easton Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center

Treatments offered at The Centre, P.C.

Blog Posts and Articles

The First At-home Medical Device FDA Cleared for Treatment of Stretchmarks Developed by Dr. Ronald Downs

At-home medical device for treatment of stretch marks now available Developed by area plastic surgeon, this is the first device of its kind to be cleared by FDAMISHAWAKA, Indiana (May 17, 2016) –Strialite®, the first-of-its kind medical device cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the at-home treatment of stretch marks, was released to the public for the first time today. “Stretch marks” are defects in the skin caused by damaged collagen that occurs from rapid ...

Welcome to the New Age of Imaging

Oh, to have the ability to actually see your results before you commit to breast implants. To be able to see yourself—a three-dimensional you, the real you from every angle—enhanced to what-could-be through surgery.Truth be told, who wouldn’t want that opportunity? As a culture, we spend so much time second-guessing even our desire for cosmetic enhancements or corrections. When we see patients at their initial consult, often they want to be told that what they want is possible.Until...

How to Get Your Perky Breasts Back

Myths, Facts and Secrets about the Perpetual Battle against Gravity Dr. Ronald K. Downs They come in all shapes and sizes: big, small, round, oval. Unfortunately, most women's breasts will all share one thing in common eventually – the toll of gravity. Yep, I'm talking about sagging breasts, also called breast ptosis (pronounced toh-sis). Whether they’re busty or bitsy, all natural breasts are made up of ligaments and connective tissue that stretch over time. It...

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Sports Bra and Tighter Bra After Breast Implants?

This is a very common question and a very good one! With regard to garment usage during the post-operative period you will find many variations of... READ MORE

How Long Do You Recommend Wearing the Compression Garment After Liposuction?

This is a wonderful and common question! My patients are provided with two compression garments  I request that my patients wear these compression ... READ MORE

Do you need to lose all your weight before getting a tummy tuck for the best result?

Thank you for this wonderful question! Weight stability is very important when discussing any body contouring procedure. I prefer my patients to be... READ MORE

What Can I Do to Get Rid of Swelling After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

This is a wonderful question! At 30 days post-operative from a tummy tuck a lymphatic massage is a wonderful idea! I typically will have all of my... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take to See Final Liposuction Result?

This is a wonderful question! With liposuction I am always careful to discuss recovery along with when you can anticipate enjoying the final results.... READ MORE

Reputable surgeon recommends over the muscle silicone, but research is making me nervous. Any advice? (Photo)

Thank you for this great question! You will find that every surgeon has a preference on implant placement. I prefer over the muscle while my partner... READ MORE

Getting a spray tan after breast augmentation: Should I cover the incisions with bandages or medical tape to be safe?

Thank you for this great question! First I want to applaud you with utilizing spray tanning in place of the tanning bed! Skin health is very important... READ MORE

How important is taking anti-nausea medication pre-operatively?

Thank you for this wonderful question! Emend is a medication that I have often prescribed for my patients who present with a consistent history of... READ MORE

Flank lipo with tummy tuck.

Thank you for this wonderful question! I often discuss liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck with my patients depending on their contouring desires.... READ MORE

Exercise after breast lift & augmentation?

This is a great question! I typically will request my patients to refrain from any vigorous exercise for four weeks following breast surgery. I always... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Downs

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What Makes a Liquid Facelift Liquid?

Learn more about liquid facelifts from Pam Chaney of Dr. Ronald Downs' office. WATCH VIDEO

Botox vs. Dermal Fillers: 82 Seconds Explaining the Differences

What's the difference between Botox and dermal fillers? Learn more from Pam Chaney of Dr. Ronald Downs' office. WATCH VIDEO

Learn About BodyFX for Skin Tightening and Cellulite Reduction

Kristen, with Dr. Ronald Downs’ office, demonstrates Inmodes BodyFX. Learn how the BodyFX reduces cellulite and tightens skin with no down time. WATCH VIDEO

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